The Riverside Trail winds along the west bank of the St. Joseph River for just over 3 miles in northern Indiana's South Bend. Several benches along the way allow you to take in the beautiful river views.
The southern end of the trail begins just outside of Brownfield Park, near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Angela Boulevard. From there, you'll travel north through tree-lined residential areas, passing Keller Park with restrooms, picnic tables, a playground and boat launch.
Midway, you'll see Pinhook Park across from Riverside Drive; the park has a small lake, playgrounds, fishing spots and places to picnic. North of the park, you'll pass under the Indiana East-West Toll Road (I-80) and travel through Riverside Park.
At the northern end of the trail, a pedestrian bridge will take you across the river and, although there's currently not much trail after this point (it ends at Darden Road), eventually it's hoped to connect this trail to another.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at the southern end of the trail, just north of where Riverside Drive and Angela Boulevard connect. Parking is also available in Keller Park (1858 Riverside Drive) and Pinhook Park (2801 Riverside Drive).
Nice & easy
I ran this on a beautiful fall evening very scenic for an urban run.